JT Vincent, 15, of Chalybeate, was drawn in the July Elk Hunt Draw Lottery by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. He was chosen to hunt a bull elk with a firearm during the second firearm season, which was October 10-16.
On Sunday, October 11th, he shot a 4 x 4 elk at 248 yards with a 7mm Magnum. JT's guide said that in his several years of guiding he has only had one other hunter take an elk at a farther distance. JT was with his dad, hunting on public land in Bell county called "Elk Forest wildlife management area."
JT is a sophomore at ECHS and is the son of Tom and Laura Grace Vincent of Chalybeate.